French Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly has gained international recognition for his “beautiful, blooming tone and magnetic stage presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). Mr. Sly, a First Prize winner of the prestigious Concours Musical International de Montréal and a Grand Prize winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, sings the varied repertoire of Mozart, Bach, Handel, Stravinsky, and Wagner. Recently, he was awarded Concert of the Year in Romantic, Post-Romantic and Impressionist Music at the 16th annual ceremony of Québec’s Prix Opus.
Mr. Sly holds a Bachelor of Music degree in voice performance from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Montréal, as well as two diplomas from the Franz-Schubert-Institut in Baden-bei-Wien, Austria.
Equally comfortable performing operatic and concert repertory, Philippe’s study of the German lied, and the music of Franz Schubert in particular, have been a grounding and creative source throughout his career.